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        11/21/2011, Cheshvan 24, 5772

      Report: Katzav to Share Cell with Former Minister

      Former president Moshe Katzav is expected to have former minister Shlomo Benizri as a cellmate in the wing for Orthodox prisoners at Ma'asiyahu Prison near the central Israeli city of Ramle, according to a Monday report by the Yediot Acharonot daily.

      Katzav is scheduled to start serving his seven-year sentence for rape and other convictions on December 7th. Benizri has been in prison since 2009 on a four-year sentence for corruption.